Expect Quotes

"It's nothing," returned Mrs Chick. "It's merely change of weather. We must expect change."

Charles Dickens

We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.†

Marquis De Vauvenargues

If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people.

Henry A. Wallace

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

Adam Smith

Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds - all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have

Edward Everett Hale

A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover - but will sooner or later find a tyrant

Lord Byron

We expect everything and are prepared for nothing.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

Life in a box is better than no life at all ... I expect.

Tom Stoppard

Those who play with cats must expect to be scratched.

Proverb

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.

John Sculley

Whatever forms of meditation you practice, the most important point is to apply mindfulness continuously, and make a sustained effort. It is unrealistic to expect results from meditation within a short period of time. What is required is continuous sustained effort.

Dalai Lama

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.

Margaret Mitchell

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect

Margaret Mitchell

While the State may respectfully require obedience on many matters, it cannot violate the moral nature of a man, convert him into a serviceable criminal, and expect his loyalty and devotion.

Liane Norman

So much torture, bloodshed, deceit. You cannot make your young people practice torture twenty-four hours a day and not expect to pay a price for it.

Jean-Paul Sartre

The modern American tourist now fills his experience with pseudo-events. He has come to expect both more strangeness and more familiarity than the world naturally offers. He has come to believe that he can have a lifetime of adventure in two weeks and all the thrills of risking his life without any real risk at all.

Daniel J. Boorstin

In the theater the audience wants to be surprised but by things that they expect.

Tristan Bernard

To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.

Samuel Johnson

Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidentially expect utopia. Both are wrong.

Carolyn Heilbrun

Children have no use for psychology. They detest sociology. They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff. When a book is boring, they yawn openly. They don't expect their writer to redeem humanity, but leave to adults such childish allusions.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually - their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t. And if they had, we shouldn’t know, because they’d have been forgotten. We hear about those as just went on - and not all to a good end, mind you; at least not to what folk inside a story and not outside it call a good end.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Editors may think of themselves as dignified headwaiters in a well-run restaurant but more often they operate a snack bar and expect you to be grateful that at least they got the food to the table warm.

Thomas Griffith

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.

Ann Landers

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